Aug 20, 2013 10:00pm EDT
hundred years after muhammad's death. princess badiya bint el hassan: as far as the religion is concerned there is a requirement of modesty for both men and women, but how you fulfill that requirement is open to debate, you know i do not feel that i am compromising myself as a muslim by not wearing the hijab, and i certainly don't not wear it because i am trying to say that i am not a serious muslim. you can't judge the seriousness of some ones faith and belief by what they wear. rageh omaar: over the last 20 years, in britain as in many western countries, the veil has become a form of identity for many muslim women. some just cover their hair, others their entire face. it is a controversial issue with some european countries now banning women from using the veil. fatima barkatullah is a writer on islamic women. fatima, are you wearing the veil because you are obliged to because of your family or do you do it out of free will? fatima barkatullah: for me it is absolutely 100% free will it's very much about a spiritual journey and about wanting to be the best i can be in god's eyes. when i'